Our charity work
UK Mail Group wants to make an impact on society. For us, this means choosing a charity as a focus for our fundraising, as well as supporting a wide range of educational and recreational initiatives our staff are involved in within their own communities.
Over the past 5 years, UK Mail has been committed to Cancer Research UK; raising almost £500,000 over this period to help with the crucial work they do in preventing and treating cancers and saving so many lives. UK Mail’s chosen charity for 2012/13 is the NSPCC, one of the UK’s largest children’s charities.
UK Mail & NSPCC:
We are proud to be supporting the NSPCC in its quest to end cruelty to children. The NSPCC does this by providing innovative services to local communities across the UK, using what it learns to campaign for better legislation and supports others to adopt better ways of protecting children. The charity also provides ChildLine and a national helpline so that any worried or concerned child or adult can call anytime for help or advice.
The NSPCC has been able to help more than 10 million children in the UK since it was founded in 1880, and as it is funded primarily by public donations, it can direct resources to where it believes the need is greatest.
Money raised through schemes such as payroll lottery and dress down days will be donated to the charity.
Other charity initiatives
While we have chosen the NSPCC as our business focus, our employees are encouraged to support any registered charity that is close to their hearts.
Our staff also enthusiastically support other fundraising initiatives which range from participating in the London Marathon, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, bike rides, parachute jumps, abseiling and organising football matches. For every pound our fundraisers raise, we pledge to match it with another. This scheme paid out £13,842 in 2011/12 to a selection of different charities that staff members feel a personal affinity with, including Help for Heroes, The Princes Trust, Against Breast Cancer, Asthma UK, The MS Society, Sports Relief and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
We also run a company-wide “Payroll Giving scheme” enabling our employees the opportunity to contribute to their preferred charity through tax efficient salary deductions.
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